Experience the famous foliage of the Hudson Valley
Experience the blazing fall colors of the Hudson River Valley, often the subject of paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Jasper Cropsey, during this popular and unique cruise, accompanied by art scholar Tammis Groft. From New York City to Albany, you’ll visit fine Hudson Valley museums and historic homes of literary, artistic, and political figures. Highlights feature the homes and studios of artists Church, Cole, and Cropsey; the vast American art collections at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Albany Institute of History and Art; and Kykuit, the palatial home and art collection of the Rockefeller family. You’ll also enjoy private tours of the Gothic Revival mansion, Lyndhurst; Samuel B. Morse’s home, Locust Grove; Boscobel House, with its stunning gardens and memorable views; and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Your visit to Hyde Park includes Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s home; the Presidential Library and Museum; and Val-Kil, Eleanor’s stone cottage.
Throughout this tour, travel in the company of an exceptional Smithsonian Study Leader. Tammis Kane Groft is the Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions for the Albany Institute of History and Art.
Cruise on the scenic Hudson River during the height of fall foliage.
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly reopened American Wing, featuring Hudson and Late Hudson School galleries.
Tour Olana, the Moorish-style home of Frederic E. Church, one of the leading artists of the Hudson River School.